Stroke

StrokeStroke is the single largest cause of disability in the UK. A form of brain injury, it is the country’s third highest cause of death and should always be treated as a medical emergency.

In this PowerPoint presentation, we look at the three types of stroke and the risk factors that are associated with them. These include:

  • Overweight
  • Poor diet
  • Lack of exercise
  • Family history
  • Smoking/alcohol
  • Age/gender
  • Ethnicity

Important warning signs to consider include:

  • Sudden loss of vision
  • Blurred vision
  • Headache
  • Sudden
  • No apparent cause
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of balance/co-ordination

The presentation explains some of the things we can do to minimise the risks and the sources of help that are available.

View / download the Stroke presentation here.

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